Monday, April 30, 2018

China Monitoring Brain Waves

Here is a stark warning from Nicholas West:

Like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, China is offering a vision of the future as it implements a full-scale technocracy that is still debated as conspiracy theory by many people in the West.

I have been writing for years about the various stories that have emerged about developments in neuroscience that have included the reading of brain waves for a multitude of applications, good and bad. Naturally, for authoritarian control freaks, the idea of being able to directly monitor and analyze the thoughts of your population is a dream come true; and for anyone else who simply wishes to have more data at their disposal for targeted advertising or other economic management schemes, it’s a technology too tempting to refuse.

South China Morning Post covers both aspects of this emerging reality, as they report that assembly lines workers, train conductors and military personnel are having their respective hats, caps and helmets outfitted with the latest brain-reading sensors to determine efficiency and safety patterns.

You can read the rest @

Safer workers, better killers. What could possibly go wrong?

I'm surprised that Amazon isn't doing this already. Or maybe they are, but just aren't telling us.

Israel Continues To Attack Iranians

Israel has attacked Iranians again, this time in Syria:

Sooner or later, Israel will get their war with Iran. It will no doubt go nuclear. Then what?

We'll soon find out, perhaps as soon as tonight. It may all depend on what Bibi's dramatic news is going to be:

One thing I know it WON'T be - Bibi saying he'll make peace. He's already said Israel will FOREVER live by the sword.

Keep your potassium iodide tablets handy. You may soon need them. My thyroid gland has already been destroyed by radiation, so I'm all set.

US Troops Are All Over Africa

When U.S. troops were ambushed in Niger last October, the widespread reaction was surprise: The U.S. has military forces in Niger? What are they doing there?

Yet in many ways, the Niger operation typifies U.S. military missions underway in roughly 20 African countries, mostly in the northern half of the continent. The missions tend to be small, they are carried out largely below the radar, and most are focused on a specific aim: rolling back Islamist extremism.

In almost all of the missions, the Americans are there to advise, assist and train African militaries — and not to take part in combat. Still, those supporting roles can often take U.S. forces into the field with their African partners, as was the case in Niger.

You can read the rest @

All the old colonial powers, plus some new ones (e.g. China), have been conducting a soft invasion of Africa for years. The pretext for some may be "rolling back Islamist extremism", but exactly what does that mean? All things considered, couldn't the US forces be labelled "Christian extremists"?

This is all about resources, which Africa has and outsiders want. Yes, the Islamist (and other) extremists will be rolled back, but it mainly will be to allow the bulldozers in to strip mine their wealth. No Africans (other than US supported dictators) are likely to benefit.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

A World Without Facebook ???

It is whispered in dark corners, at conventions with names like Consensus and TokenFest, that there is a secret tunnel in that wall, a fundamental flaw. That Facebook’s advantage of massive scale could melt away if faced by the dark magic of decentralization, wherein users own their own data, encrypted by them, stored in the location of their choice, shared only as and when they explicitly approve, while they connect peer-to-peer with interactions mediated and paid for via a tokenized protocol, across an armada of nodes running - yep, you guessed it - some sort of blockchain.

You can read the rest @

Works for me. But this will never happen. Why not, you ask?

The US government has always wanted warrantless access to ALL of our data. They enabled and promoted the ascendancy of Facebook and Google to get us to trade our data for empty promises, and in return these private surveillance companies willingly shared it ... for a price, of course.

It was all done "legally". And when they told us we have no expectation of privacy, we bought it.

We really are "dumb f-cks".

Can Israel Survive Netanyahu ???

According to this essay, the answer is "no":

You may not care about such things, but since Israel is driving US foreign and military policy, you should. We're suffering so they can thrive. Is that something you voted for? I didn't.

Were We Lied To About Missile Attacks On Syria ???

Please read this report about the recent US, UK, France missile attacks on Syria:

If true, it sounds to me like Trump and the Pentagon have been blowing smoke up our butts.

How Many People Have We Killed Because Of 9/11 ???

Here is an attempt to reveal the reality behind the lies we tell ourselves about the "war on terror":

“The Iraq Death Toll 15 Years After the U.S. Invasion” which I [Nicholas J.S. Davies] co-wrote with Medea Benjamin, estimates the death toll in Iraq as accurately and as honestly as we can in March 2018. Our estimate is that about 2.4 million people have probably been killed in Iraq as a result of the historic act of aggression committed by the U.S. and U.K. in 2003.

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There has been no attempt to conduct a serious mortality study in Afghanistan as there was in Iraq but using similar techniques to arrive at the body count in Iraq, Davies concludes that approximately 130,000 – 150,000 Afghan soldiers and police were killed. As for innocent civilians, the estimate is about 875,000 to have been killed since 2001, with a minimum of 640,000 and a maximum of 1.4 million.

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Final estimates using all data available leaves Davies to conclude that about 250,000 Libyans were killed in the war, violence and subsequent chaos that the U.S. and its allies unleashed in Libya in February 2011, and which continues to the present day. The maximum estimate of all deaths is 360,000.

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It is very hard going reading about the Syria report as the conflict is still raging. Contrary to reports you may have read, the real number of casualties when calculation methods in other conflicts are used, as many as 2 million people may well have been killed with Davies concluding that at least 1.5 million have been killed so far. Syria has a long way to go yet and no doubt the death toll will continue given the current trajectory.

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Davies concludes that the estimate of the true number of people killed in Somalia since 2006 must be somewhere between 500,000 and 850,000, with most likely about 650,000 violent deaths.

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He concludes that about 175,000 people have been killed – 15 times the numbers reported by the WHO and ACLED – with a minimum of 120,000 and a maximum of 240,000. Disease, starvation and other related deaths are spiralling out of control in Yemen with millions displaced and fighting a daily battle just for survival.

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Davies starts his conclusion with the sombre note that: “Altogether, in the three parts of this report, I have estimated that America’s post-9/11 wars have killed about 6 million people.  Maybe the true number is only 5 million. Or maybe it is 7 million. And the true number of people killed is most definitely not in the tens of thousands, as most of the general public in the U.S. and in the U.K. have been led to believe, according to opinion polls.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them.”

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As a footnote to this report it should be noted that combining these reports by Nicolas Davies with our own, that is, reporting on all direct and indirect fatalities as a result of war, pre and post-war sanctions, lack of facilities such as clean water and adequate hospital facilities, it is not hard to arrive at a number approaching 10 million dead.

We are the evil that we deplore.

You can read the details @

Few, if any, of the people we have killed had ANYTHING to do with 9/11. Most of them probably never even heard about the attacks. And yet we murdered them.

Yes ... MURDERED THEM. And for what? So we could bring democracy to their lands? If you believe that, you're nuts.

We waged aggressive war on these poor people, and continue to do so, to reshape the Middle East. The chief beneficiaries of this aggression and reshaping appear to be Israel and Saudi Arabia. If there were justice in this world, all of those responsible would be punished for war crimes.

But that will not happen until the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Do you think He will thank us for killing these people ... or will He remove our names from the Book of Life? If you have ANY knowledge of the New Testament, you should know the answer to that question.

Is Facebook Still Misleading Us ???

That is what this report alleges:

Even if Facebook's stellar Q1 earnings report hadn't helped erase some of the losses that Facebook shares incurred in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sanderberg would still believe that the company's troubles are largely behind them and that the company had essentially repaired the damage done to its reputation.

That was the assessment delivered by early Facebook investor and one-time Zuckerberg mentor Roger McNamee, who warned during an appearance at an event organized by Quartz in Washington DC last week that the company's leaders are deeply complacent and still haven't accepted the fact that Facebook has badly mislead its users about how the company profits off their data.

You can read the rest @

That's also my assessment. Congress didn't do a damn thing to rein in Facebook, and they never will.

No matter how intelligent you think you are, if you continue to let Facebook and Google use your data ... you really are a "dumb f-ck".

And Zuckerberg knows it.

Mental Health At UT Austin

The Counseling and Mental Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin recently launched a new program to help male students “take control over their gender identity and develop a healthy sense of masculinity.”

Treating masculinity as if it were a mental health crisis, “MasculinUT” is organized by the school’s counseling staff and most recently organized a poster series encouraging students to develop a “healthy model of masculinity.”

The program is predicated on a critique of so-called “restrictive masculinity.” Men, the program argues, suffer when they are told to “act like a man” or when they are encouraged to fulfill traditional gender roles, such as being “successful” or “the breadwinner.”

You can read the rest @

UT Austin has "mental health issues" all right, but I doubt that masculinity should be their top priority.

In a former life, I took several work-related courses at UT Austin. One thing I found remarkable about ALL of them is that the instructors focused on research conducted by Israelis. I suspected then and I still suspect that Israel is responsible for much of this anti-masculine crap and all the Antifa nonsense.

If you want to know what "mental illness" is, just take a look at what the Israelis are doing to their prisoners in Gaza - killing unarmed protesters and imposing collective punishment on the rest. I don't want the US to turn into what they have become. Do you?

Correspondents, Or Entertainers ???

I'm not even going to watch this crap, but you can if you want to:

These days, the purpose of a "correspondent" seems little different from that of an "entertainer", and the entertainment provided by most of them is the basest, most foul-mouthed and ignorant kind imaginable.

I have little use for any of them. How about you?

Saturday, April 28, 2018

School Stabbing In China

Chinese kids don't have guns, so they stab each other:

Clearly school violence is a global phenomenon, and access to firearms is not the core issue. There is something seriously wrong with everyone's schools, and I for one would appreciate if we could get to the bottom of this.

Why Not Arrest HRC ???

I bet you've heard this claim before:

Any attempt to indict either Hillary R. Clinton or President Donald J. Trump on criminal charges might trigger a 21st Century Civil War.

The similarities between the era right before the outbreak of the 19th Century Civil War and the present day political climate in America are too significant to ignore. Some of the same trends that were apparent back in 1861 can be detected in today’s politics.

You can read the rest @

I'd say there are two gross differences between the two:

  1. It should be easy to prove that Hillary committed espionage and other crimes, while months of investigation of Trump have yielded nothing but slander.
  2. Hillary supporters allegedly hate guns, while Trump supporters embrace them.

Please ... arrest and indict her. And arrest the rioters who come to her aid. We've got plenty of jail cells.

Sedition Most Foul

You can read about it here:

Arrest 'em.

How Many Tigers Live In Texas ???

Roughly 2,000 tigers live in Texas, many in backyards, giving the state the distinction of being home to the second-largest tiger population in the world behind India.

You can read the rest and watch a video @

I hope my neighbors don't own one, since my privacy fence is pretty flimsy.

The Needless Killing Of Ricky Boyd

Police and marshals went to the home of Ricky Boyd in January to arrest him on the suspicion he had killed Balil Whitfield.

They shot and killed Boyd, later saying he came at them with a gun. That "gun" was discovered to be a BB gun:

So here's a question for you - if all Boyd had was a BB gun, how could he have murdered Whitfield, who was shot with a real gun? Has anyone tied the original murder weapon to Boyd?

I have no idea what really happened here, but apparently the police don't, either.

Old Europe Is Dying Out

Europe’s native population is not just aging, it is disappearing. The political and financial establishments rely on false official projections. Despite the UN Population Division prognoses that fertility rates will soon rebound to replacement rates, such a phenomenon is nowhere to be seen. In all European countries native populations have extremely low fertility and they are in full decline, and there are no signs that this will change anytime soon. Whatever official statisticians try to make you believe, an increase in fertility and the growth of populations in countries like France, the UK and Sweden is 100% migration related. These are non-refutable facts: plain mathematics. For now about 50% of the migrants in Western Europe come from Central Europe, however that will not be the case for long. Gefira is one of the few research groups that have the capacity to do our own computer-based projections and our findings are disturbing.

Population in Poland has been and certainly will be decreasing because of the low fertility rate (1,36 in 2016) and long-lasting emigration. The Polish state-run Central Statistical Office (GUS) predicted such situation but its forecasts include not only emigration but also immigration mainly from Ukraine and even with people moving to Poland the situation does not look good. The Gefira calculations, excluding migration, forecast 30 million native Poles in 2050 and 13,5 million in 2100.

You can read the rest @

Something similar is happening to the US. The "white" population is dying out and being replaced with "non-white" immigrants.

Is this a natural phenomenon or an engineered one? I go with the latter alternative, but whatever the case it is real.

Here Is What The Next President Will Face

The American president [Trump] is trying to stimulate the economy with a fiscal Keynesian plan. In the coming ten years US federal spending will grow by a stunning 60%, which is a result of increasing social security liabilities and further implementation of the Paul Wolfowitz doctrine of keeping the US as the sole world superpower. This growth of spending has to be financed by taxpayers. Since the US mainstream media are in cahoots with the Trump administration, they are talking about massive tax cuts, all this despite the fact that the US federal government expects tax income to increase by 5% annually, which appears to be wishful thinking.

Even if the US federal government income increases by a staggering 60% over the next ten years, the national spending plan will lead to an unprecedented shortage.

The US deficit will have reached 1 trillion by 2020 while during the same time the FED will be reducing its balance sheet by selling its treasuries. In the coming years, there will be a tsunami of treasuries flooding the market, as both the FED and the US treasury sell US government bonds, without there being a buyer of the last resort, that is the FED.

You can read the rest @

Add to that our huge trade deficit and four years of diplomatic blundering, and you have a bubbling cauldron of trouble for our next president.

If Trump runs for reelection, he will be defeated in a landslide. And the next president will have to enact draconian policies to keep the whole house of cards from collapsing.

The post-2020 years will not be a pretty sight.

GOP Cowards Leaving Congress

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview that Republicans are retiring en masse because of assassination fears.

Brooks was speaking on “The Dale Jackson Show” about the first Republican practice the Congressional Baseball Game after last year’s shooting that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise severely injured.

“We have multiple rings of security, plainclothes, uniform, Capitol Police, other police,” he said. “There was a medical vehicle nearby just in case there was a copycat.”

You can read the rest @

There once was a time when the members of the Continental Congress pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to the American cause. No more. "Our" congress is full of cowards to whom their oaths mean nothing.

On the other hand, Rep. Brooks is correct - the US political establishment has devolved into a pack of back-biting murderers. Not content with killing helpless civilians all around the world, they now have turned their blood lust upon each other.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Jail Clapper

"Clapper leaked details of a dossier briefing given to then-President-elect Donald Trump to CNN’s Jake Tapper, lied to Congress about the leak, and was rewarded with a CNN contract a few months later."

You can read the rest @

Clapper, Comey, and the rest of the DC swamp whores should be prosecuted.

Or not, and just let whatever is left of the US government get flushed down the toilet.

I've never been this disgusted in my entire life.

Did US Kill Thomas Merton ???

That is the conclusion of a newly published book The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton by Hugh Turley and David Martin. You can read about it here:

Makes sense to me. We should add his name to the list of other people murdered by the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. Here is a few of the better known ones:

  • JFK
  • MLK, Jr.
  • RFK
  • Malcolm X

As Calvin Coolidge said, "the business of America is business" ... and our chief business is war making. What's a few more deaths when one is in the business of killing millions?

Trump Town Coming To Jerusalem

Great news from the land of the chosen ones:

Construction Minister Yoav Gallant has instructed the top officials in his ministry to begin the process of planning and approving a new quarter for embassies from countries around the world that will be built in Jerusalem, he revealed on Thursday in an interview from New York, where he will be speaking at Sunday’s Jerusalem Post Conference.

Even before the progress made this week toward moving the embassies of the Czech Republic, Romania, and Honduras, Gallant had already sent a letter to Construction Ministry director-general Hegai Roznik and chief architect Vered Solomon-Maman last Friday, asking them to form a task force that will immediately begin working on finding an appropriate site for many embassies in the capital.

You can read the rest @

I'll bet the Gazans won't be invited to live there. What do you think?

Trump will be allowed to stay in office until the Israeli takeover of Jerusalem is far enough along to be irreversible. Then Israel and their buddies in Congress and the MSM will REALLY throw him under the bus.

China To Sell Cars In Europe ???

Chinese automaker Geely will be selling cars in Europe. You can read about it here: [translation required]

If they perform as good as they look, China has a winner.

Note well that Ford is giving up on auto sales in North America at the same time. Soon China will be taking over auto sales here, too.

Whoever thought up this "globalism" crap (e.g., Henry Kissinger et al.) sure screwed us big time.

Koreans Should Make Their Own Decisions

Apparently North and South Korea are ready to get back together:

I think there is no better example of the waning influence of the US. We've interfered in the futures of dozens of countries, seldom with their best interests in mind. If the Koreans want to solve their own problems, we should let them. Any show or use of force by the US (which apparently is the only weapon we have left) would be counterproductive.

Give peace a chance. If that means China takes over as the regional hegemon, so be it. After all, it is their backyard ... not ours.

Thought For The Day - 4/27/2018

"It doesn't matter whether a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice."
Deng Xiaoping

But who decides what the cat should be doing - the cat or the government?

Emotional Support Animals ???

If you walked into the Grace Hopper College courtyard last year, you may have seen a cat on a leash. Last fall you might have seen a dog; this semester, there are two of them scurrying around Hopper.

These are emotional support animals. While Yale College does not allow students to live with pets on campus, University Policy 4400 allows students to live with emotional support animals, also called assistance animals, “on a case-by-case basis in a reasonable accommodation for a documented disability.”

You can read the rest @

When I went to college, people got emotional support from other people. Now it appears that many students consider other students to be the enemy.

I'm approaching my twilight years, and frankly I'm glad I don't have to go through the BS found in today's schools, colleges, and universities (to say nothing about our "workplaces" - a.k.a. social justice factories). Today's social revolution is painful for everyone, and I have yet to see any positive outcome. Have you?

By the way, I do not consider a power grab to be a "positive outcome" ... especially when it is accompanied by a huge growth in the number of unemployed, poor, and homeless persons. Do you?

Is SpaceX Cheating NASA ???

NASA said it will pay $400 million more for cargo delivery to the International Space Station (ISS) starting in 2020, thanks in part to a 50 percent price increase from supplier SpaceX. On top of that, the ISS will receive six fewer tons of cargo, so on a cost-per-pound basis, prices will rise by 14 percent for the second phase of commercial resupply (CRS-2) missions between 2020 and 2024. The information comes from a new NASA audit, and reveals new details about the 2016 bidding for CRS-2 missions.

You can read the rest @

If you have been following the space flight hype, you know that private launch companies have been saying prices will come way down and even be comparable with the prices for today's air travel.

Why then are these prices going UP? It sure looks like somebody is fibbing.

Military Suicides

Paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne Division who die [by] suicide may not receive the same memorial honors as those guaranteed to non-suicide-related deaths in the Fort Bragg, North Carolina unit, according to an April memorandum clarifying elements mandatory for memorial ceremonies in the 82nd.

You can read the rest @

The fact they commit suicide suggests the military is already letting them down. Denying them honors is adding insult to injury.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Reality Of Our Economy

"Millennials aren’t buying cars because [their] indentured slavery pittances will never allow them to buy their own homes. The middle classes are holding on to their cars for longer because they are working longer and harder, are being indirectly taxed more, and have less to spend."

Source -

Will Israell Go To War With Iran ???

Here is one of the reasons the exercise of US war powers is a supremely important topic these days:

With the world media focused on the discussions in Washington between US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron concerning the Iranian nuclear agreement, the Israeli government has adopted an increasingly provocative posture toward Iran while carrying out a buildup on its northern border in preparation for a military confrontation.

Macron bowed to Trump’s demand for an aggressive policy toward Iran aimed at further curtailing not only the country’s nuclear program, but also its conventional weapons, and rolling back its influence throughout the Middle East. Nevertheless, the reaction in Tel Aviv to the Franco-American summit was largely negative.

The Israeli perception is that Macron might succeed in brokering a deal that would deter the American president from the outright repudiation of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major powers - the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - in 2015. Trump faces a May 12 deadline for deciding whether to scrap the agreement and reimpose unilateral US sanctions against Iran. This would place Washington on a direct trajectory toward war with Iran, the preferred outcome of the Israeli government.

You can read the rest @

It's not a stretch to postulate that Israel has captured US war powers from the US Congress and wants to exercise them via a weak president (Trump). This would partially explain why the Israeli-friendly MSM continues to hammer at Trump on a continual basis.

Here is my view - if we go to war with anyone, it ought to be Israel. There is no greater threat to world peace and US national security than Israel. But the likelihood of that happening is near zero. Believe it or not, the US was created by The Founders as an engine to bring about the Biblical End Times, and Trump and Company seem to be focused in that direction like a laser beam.

EW In Syria

American forces in Syria are increasingly facing attacks from Russian and Syrian electronic warfare weapons, as Moscow uses the conflict to test its future arsenal.

General Raymond Thomas, head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, said that Syria has become “the most aggressive electronic warfare environment on the planet,” reported.

You can read the rest @

Dear General - You have illegally invaded Syria, a sovereign nation. Russia has been invited to help repel your invasion. If you don't want to be attacked, then you and your illegal invasion forces should leave.

Problem solved.

By the way, General, you have the right and the responsibility to refuse to execute illegal orders. According to this essay, what you and Trump are doing in Syria is illegal:

Your oath is to We The People and our constitution, and you should start taking it seriously. If you can't or won't, then you should be cashiered out of the service.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Expel Macron

Apparently the President of France hates the US. You can read about it here:

Dear Manny - Everyone in our Congress takes an oath to support the US Constitution. If you don't approve, you can go to hell.

Had I been in attendance, I would have stood up and left.

War Mongers Are Wrecking Our Country

You can read all about it here (a very long read):

And apparently they're not done yet.

If this doesn't stop NOW, and if the wasted/stolen funds are not clawed back, we have no future. WE ARE DONE.

It's as simple as that.

JFK's Tell-Tale Brain

Here is a wonderful assessment of the JFK autopsy findings and omissions:

Over and over we get the same impression - through negligence or by intention, these autopsy findings are BS.

All the evidence, taken as a whole, suggest there was more than one shooter in Dealey Plaza ... and that Oswald wasn't one of them.

Yet, just as in the case of RFK's murder, MLK's murder, and the 9/11 attacks ... we continue to believe nonsensical theories that don't agree with the physical evidence.

Are we stupid, or what?

Will Syria Get S-300 Missiles ???


Israel fears the S-300 would hamper its ability to attack military sites in Syria that are dangerous to the Jewish State.

You can read the rest @

In my view, Israel is a loose cannon which continually violates the laws of G-d and of man. Any military sites in Syria which are "dangerous to the Jewish State" exist chiefly because of Israel's lawlessness.

If you want peace, then make peace and stop making war.

Transhuman, Or Off His Rocker ???

Would you do this to your body?

There appears to be a lot of this going on today. Perhaps that's why the Pope has been praising the practice of exorcism:

By the way, I have no tats, no body mods, and wear no jewelry. And I feel just fine.

Artificial Intelligence And Nuclear War

A new RAND report says ideas like mutually assured destruction and minimal deterrence strategy offer a lot less assurance in the age of intelligent software.

Artificial intelligence could destabilize the delicate balance of nuclear deterrence, inching the world closer to catastrophe, according to a working group of experts convened by RAND. New smarter, faster intelligence analysis from AI agents, combined with more sensor and open-source data, could convince countries that their nuclear capability is increasingly vulnerable. That may cause them to take more drastic steps to keep up with the U.S. Another worrying scenario: commanders could make decisions to launch strikes based on advice from AI assistants that have been fed wrong information.

You can read the rest @

Or, as we all know, the AI could become self-aware and decide to kill us all.

Nuclear weapons are one of humanity's worst ideas. AI is even worse. Put the two together, and you have the Mother of all Screwups.

And don't forget this - both were brought to you by the "smartest" persons of their time. That should tell you something about how "smart" they actually were.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The New Cyrus Has US Digging In On The Euphrates

Despite Donald Trump's claims, the US is actively digging in the area of the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Syria and has no intention of leaving, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

You can read the rest @

Does that remind you of this prophecy?

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
Revelation 16:12 KJV

By the way, if the concept that Trump is the new Cyrus is foreign to you, you can read about it elsewhere on this blog, or you can consult this essay:

Make no mistake - we are being dragged into the End Times and the Battle of Armageddon. Pray hard, and don't take the mark.

What To Do With Our Plutonium

The United States is struggling to handle the excessive amounts of plutonium generated at the cores of its many retired nuclear reactors, according to a new report, raising fears that it might end up in the wrong hands.

Today, there are some 54 metric tons of surplus plutonium stored in nuclear facilities the US Department of Energy operates around the country, according to Reuters.

In Pantex, a plant located near Amarillo, Texas, the surplus plutonium has long exceeded the 20,000 cores, also known as “pits,” that regulations allow such facilities to store in their temporary storage facility.

That means a mishap in the process, which is mostly done manually by contract workers, can trigger massive nuclear explosions.

You can read the rest @

That final claim is total BS. No "storage mishap" involving the pits can trigger a "massive nuclear explosion". You can find the reasons why on the Internet.

In a former life, I worked at the Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. DWPF was designed to put high level waste into glass logs for long term storage in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. At one time there also was a plan to put excess plutonium into the glass logs to make it impossible to pilfer.

Unfortunately, people like former Senator Harry Reid made it impossible to construct the nation's high level waste storage facilities, so now we have no plan for dealing with plutonium or any of the high level waste which continues to be generated.

Yes, we have a problem; but the number of dumbasses responsible for it is so long I doubt this computer could handle it.

Ten Irrefutable Facts About 9/11

1. U.S. authorities have failed to trace, arrest, try (prosecute), and punish anyone responsible for the crime against humanity committed on 9/11.

2. When announcing to the United Nations their decision to attack Afghanistan, U.S. authorities failed to provide evidence that the crime of 9/11 was in any way connected to Afghanistan. In fact, such evidence has still not been produced.

3. The United States government did not authorize an investigation of the events of 9/11 that could have fulfilled minimal international standards: The 9/11 Commission was neither independent nor impartial, and its investigation was neither thorough nor transparent.

4. Despite vilifying Osama bin Laden as a terrorist leader, judicial authorities in the United States have failed to charge him in connection with 9/11. He was not even wanted in connection with this crime.

5. Authorities in the United States have failed to produce clear and convincing evidence that the 19 persons named by the FBI as 9/11 hijackers even boarded aircraft that they are alleged to have subsequently hijacked.

6. U.S. authorities have failed to produce clear and convincing evidence that passenger airliners crashed at the known landmarks on 9/11.

7. U.S. authorities have failed to explain why more than 1,100 persons, who were present at the World Trade Center on 9/11, vanished into thin air.

8. U.S. authorities compensated families of 9/11 victims that agreed to waive their right to further court action. The compensation exceeded by at least seven times what was paid to the families of firefighters who died in rescue operations on 9/11.

9. U.S. authorities have failed to explain the effect of numerous military drills conducted on the morning of 9/11 – including the simulation of aircraft hijackings – on the commission of the mass murder.

10. U.S. authorities promoted numerous officials who, according to the official account on 9/11, had failed to carry out their duties with regard to 9/11. Not a single person has been held accountable anywhere in government for what went wrong on or prior to 9/11.

You can read the rest and find additional details @

These are not trivial matters. The official story of 9/11 is BS from start to finish.

Unfortunately, we shall never know what really happened. And that's exactly how a successful covert op should be run.

FemFest In Russia ???

Here is a headline you don't see every day:

‘My Vagina Wants to Experience Everything!’

You can read the rest @

I can't think of anything else to say.

You CAN Fight City Hall, But It Ain't Easy

Here is a very good example of how to do it:

On the road leading into this hardscrabble town in Mexico’s southwest corner, there stands a checkpoint staffed by heavily-armed guards, clad ominously in balaclavas, or ski masks. This scene is not particularly unusual for this violence-plagued country, but Cheran is no ordinary place: seven years ago this month, the mostly indigenous townspeople here grew tired of watching the loggers illegally cut down their trees, and frustrated with the extortion rackets run by the organized-crime cartels, and angry at the politicians who did nothing to protect them or the forest that is central to the local timber economy.

And so the denizens of this community tucked away in the state of Michoacán evicted the bootleg loggers and the mobsters who hired them; they kicked out the police department and the mayor and the city council and the prosecutors and the judges and they decided to do it all themselves.

The gendarmes patrolling the city’s borders are, in fact, civilians.

Cheran is no utopia, but virtually everyone here says they feel happier and safer with the new autonomous arrangement that is reminiscent of the Paris Commune, the radical workers’ movement that governed the City of Lights for two months in the spring of 1871 before authorities and industrialists managed to regain control.

“Little by little, people have realized that this new system is the most suitable for us … now we take care of each other,” David Ramos Guerrero, a local resident, told MintPress News.

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Unfortunately, such an outcome would be VERY hard to achieve in the US. Just ask LaVoy Finicum.

Oh, wait ... you can't. The FBI killed him for trying something similar.

In spite of what the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution may imply, you and I are NOT sovereign. Anyone trying to assert a claim to sovereignty in the US ultimately winds up in jail, or worse.

What's Wrong With This Picture ???

10 killed, 15 wounded in Toronto, and the world is outraged:

40 killed, 5000 wounded in Gaza, but no one gives a damn:

What's wrong with you people?

Iran Joining The EEU

Iran and Russia have agreed to work together within the framework of a Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) following three years of discussion and negotiations on free trade.

The agreement, which will require ratification in both countries, will bolster bilateral trade and investment and also open Iranian markets and investors to the other EEU members – Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam.

Iran’s inclusion into the EEU will help it access markets that may have been previously blocked due to US sanctions.

Once ratified, Iran will be expected to establish a free trade zone for EEU trade.

In 2015, Iran and Russia signed a joint monetary agreement to facilitate mutual trade transactions of Iran’s rials and Russia’s roubles.

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Are we willing to go to war to stop this? And if we do, who will benefit? I doubt it will be us.

Our Unsustainable Empire

Pat Buchanan asks all the right questions, but is anyone in DC listening?

How long can this country, with its shrinking share of global GDP, sustain its expanding commitments to confront and fight all over the world?

U.S. planes and ships now bump up against Russians in the Baltic and Black seas. We are sending Javelin anti-tank missiles to Kiev, while NATO allies implore us to bring Ukraine and Georgia into the alliance.

This would mean a U.S. guarantee to fight an alienated, angered and nuclear-armed Russia in Crimea and the Caucasus.

Sixteen years after 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, we are still there, assisting Afghan troops against a Taliban we thought we had defeated.

We are now fighting what is left of ISIS in Syria alongside our Kurd allies, who tug us toward conflict with Turkey.

U.S. forces and advisers are in Niger, Djibouti, Somalia. We are aiding the Saudis in their air war and naval blockade of Yemen.

The last Korean War, which cost 33,000 U.S. lives, began in the June before this writer entered 7th grade. Why is the defense of a powerful South Korea, with an economy 40 times that of the North, still a U.S. responsibility?

We are committed, by 60-year-old treaties, to defend Japan, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand. Voices are being heard to have us renew the war guarantee to Taiwan that Jimmy Carter canceled in 1979.

National security elites are pushing for new naval and military ties to Vietnam and India, to challenge Beijing in the South China Sea, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea.

How long can we sustain a worldwide empire of dependencies?

How many wars of this century – Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen – turned out to have been worth the blood shed and the treasure lost? And what have all the "color-coded revolutions" we have instigated to advance "democracy" done for America?

In a New York Times essay, "Adapting to American Decline," Christopher Preble writes: "America’s share of global wealth is shrinking. By some estimates, the United States accounted for roughly 50 percent of global output at the end of World War II. … It has fallen to 15.1 percent today."

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And you can find Preble's essay here:

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:18 KJV

America's elites don't seem to think there is a problem. What do you think?

Monday, April 23, 2018

Subcontracting The Dirty Work Of US Imperialsim

This report reveals that Trump's promises to "withdraw" from Syria mask an intention to subcontract the war to other parties:

Compare that to the predictions in my 2015 book No More Patriots:

It had become obvious that America would not be ending war; we would out of necessity be reinventing it. Instead of ending terrorism, the Global War on Terror had reinvigorated it. In spite of our invasions and our mighty efforts to “win the hearts and minds” of the peoples of Afghanistan and Iraq, it seemed that everywhere we looked new terrorists popped up to take the place of each one that we and our allies killed. Our war on terror ran the risk of becoming endless.

And not only had the Global War on Terror failed to achieve its stated goals, it had become extremely expensive. The estimated cost to date had risen to $5 trillion, and since there was no end in sight it was impossible to know what the final price tag might be. If the war could not be ended, its cost had to be significantly contained.

One thing that was obvious from today’s speeches is that the citizen-soldiers who had fought our previous wars were being replaced with mercenaries. The percentage of contract personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had been significantly higher than in World War Two. That percentage would continue to grow in an effort to contain costs.

Although we buried our war dead with honors, we also buried our living and dying veterans in a Department of Veterans Affairs which at times seemed to treat them in a dishonorable manner. The VA response to Agent Orange and Gulf War Syndrome had been too little and too late. The response to the flood of traumatized veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in many cases had been to just hand them a few pills and send them home. More of our troops had died from suicide than had died on the battlefield. There always seemed to be plenty of money for more wars, but little left over to care for the wounded. Shifting the burden of “boots on the ground” to mercenary armies whose CEOs and bankers would have to bear the cost of the wounded would help relieve the pressure on the VA, even if it was a cynical way to do so.

And instead of boots on the ground, our future wars would be fought using weapons and methods which would keep our forces as removed from harm’s way as possible, such as unmanned aircraft, drones, other long-range weapons, and snipers. Some day we would even use autonomous killer robots. Such changes required that our sense of “righteous warrior” had to be shifted from the GI Joe foot soldier to the mercenary, the drone operator, the sniper, and the robot. The movie “American Sniper” had done much to help in this regard, but so far it had proven difficult to glorify mercenaries and drone operators.

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With the demise of the US citizen-soldier, we are headed down the same road as the Romans and the British. And ultimately we shall suffer the same fate they did - our empire will collapse, and we will become nothing.